Yesterday SI Swimsuit unveiled another sneak peek into who will be featured in the 2022 issue dropping next week. In case you missed it, five WNBA players – Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart, Nneka Ogwumike, Te'a Cooper and DiDi Richards – were photographed for the edition.
Fans have been going absolutely crazy over this announcement as the first photo from the shoot was released. “We represent a variety of things: of course women, women of color, members of the LGBTQIA2+ community and much more,” says Bird, “The [Swimsuit] issue for so many years has been iconic and has represented a lot for women. Now you are seeing an evolution in what that can mean and what that can look like, and I think the WNBA players being a part of that is what makes it special. There is no better group of women to showcase that evolution.”
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